"We are creating a lot of work in Fashion Promotion - this is the final major project for the end of the course. The teachers at CSVPA have all been really helpful, there are lots of resources and the freedom to do whatever we want to express our creativity. Cambridge is a really nice to study in."
Destination: London College of Fashion (UAL) - Creative Direction for Fashion
"I love living in Cambridge. I applied through UCAS and chose CSVPA because of its location and because I wanted to study here in the UK. The course is so much better than I had anticipated. It is better than I could imagine any course to be! There is so much bespoke one on one teaching, we get so much help and support and we do really interesting projects - and everyone is really friendly. I always knew I wanted to do fashion and to study here in the UK. I am really happy to be here at CSVPA."
"A friend of my parents recommended CSVPA as it was better to study Graphics and especially Illustration here in the UK than in Germany. I have already done a Foundation Course at CSVPA and wanted to stay on here. The rotation element of the Foundation really helped me find my place. We get to experiment with lots of materials and basically do whatever we want and that is really exciting. I am exploring both Graphics and Illustration at the moment and like both equally. I have tried almost everything in the school from photography and textiles to screen printing and will be definitely using some of these in my future artwork. I like Cambridge - it is a smaller town than Hamburg and everything you need is close by."
BA Graphics & Illustration
"I heard about CSVPA through UCAS and I chose to study here because when I came for the interview I really liked the environment. I came here directly from college and initially found some of the criteria for the course a challenge. I have enjoyed several of the projects so far, especially the illlustration elements and also the printmaking aspects, these have interested me the most."
"We are rehearsing a very famous play at the moment for our end of year performance. There is a lot of physical training on this course. This is very good for drama as the physical training helps you with your performances. I am now just applying for a Theatre Directing course. CSVPA is a very good environment to study in and the teachers are really nice and are genuinely concerned about students and their development. It is only a one year course but it is so intense and so very beneficial that it really prepares us for the next step in our career."
Destination: MA Directing at East 15
"I sing, play drums, guitar, cello, harmonica and piano - I started the saxophone since coming to CSVPA. My main development is having a more advanced sense of music in general, including the theory and even knowledge of the history of music. This course has helped me understand the instruments better than I used to and helped me become a better musician over all. At CSVPA I have enjoyed the recording classes the most and the fact that you focus on an instrument and you are given more practical skills as well as the history and context of what you are doing."
Destination: Tech Music School, London
"At the auditions for CSVPA were held at RADA in London. It was a very in depth audition day and I could see how amazing the training would be from the CSVPA tutors. I now have a place at Birmingham School of Acting. I have had so much support, it is the best Foundation course for that. The tutors look at the pieces and you get one on ones and lots of support. My favourite thing is the teaching - it is so in depth, you don't realise how intense it is every day - it is very rigorous. This course gets you in good stead for an acting career, it is the best thing I have ever done! If I hadn't done the course at CSVPA I wouldn't have got into the school of acting I want to go to."
Destination: Birmingham Conservatoire - Acting
"I play the piano and analyse music, alongside lots of different areas of music that we study here. Playing the piano is my favourite, including the Mozart and Chopin pieces we are playing at the moment. Cambridge is a beautiful place and it is really nice to study in such a famous city. I am moving onto Geenwich University in London to study Music at Trinity. This course has prepared me well for the next stage in my career and my skills have really improved."
Destination: Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London